People tend to think they have sole rights to any name they choose. Guarding it with the same vigor that Mickey Mouse’s lawyers use to protect his trademarked silhouette (don’t even think of attaching three circles to each other for your logo.) It’s almost as if people don’t realize that their “Emily” is one of the millions, owning to the name being one of the most popular for the last 30 years.
The same goes for any name. Unless you’re naming your child something you really shouldn’t (ie X Æ A-12), there are likely hundreds of people with the exact same name out there in the world already… and that’s just people, not counting the endless amounts of pets out there, all daring to exist with your child’s name.
So, being so petty as to demand that your friend’s friend change the name of their dog—just so you can claim that name for your child—is laughable at best. Sure, you might be upset if your sister named her kid the same name as your kid. But if the issue is an already named dog connected through a relationship this tenuous and distant, then you haven’t got a leg (or four) to stand on.
Anyways, read on for this ridiculous exchange below. For more, check out this entitled person who wanted to buy a friend’s service dog and wouldn’t take no for an answer.